Hi there everyone and a very Happy World Card Making Day to you today! This is one of my most favorite days of the year...a day which celebrates the craft the we all love so much! There is a lot going on around her today for sure....today it's my turn to host the card making party for a group of my friends. There are 12 of us and we take turns once a month hosting a party with lots of food, we sit around and catch up with what everyone has been up to, and somewhere in all of that our SU! demonstrator has a make and take for us that we manage to do...then that is usually followed by another pass around the food table again....lol. I volunteer for the October party just for this day.....I mean really, isn't this the perfect day for that kind of thing? ;) AND, to really make things extra fun, Power Poppy has challenges all day today, Woo Hoo! I chose to go with challenge #3 to day which was to Choose Hope, Think Pink. We get to choose a challenge over on the Splitcoast Stampers site for their Hope You Can Cling To month for Breast Cancer Awareness. You may remember from some of my other posts that this is a cause very near and dear to my heart. So, for my card I chose Splitcoast's challenge "Hold On to Your Hope" hosted by our own dear Dina Kowal! For this challenge, we need to use something on our card with a handle on it......
I immediately thought about the darling cup with buttercups image from one of Marcella's first stamp sets, Marcella's Mixtape Vol. 1. I decided to go all out pink for this card, so the buttercups are now pink! :)
This card is some very simple layers of diecuts and punched borders to frame up my stamped image panel. Like I said, I kept my color scheme in the creams and pinks and I wanted the sweet cup of flowers to be front and center. I stamped my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink, colored it in with Copics, added some shimmer with my Atyou Spica Clear Glitter pen and then sponged some ink around it. I finished it with my stamped sentiment from another of Marcella's sets, Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips stamp set and a little bow. My card base is Spellbinder's Romantic Rectangles and then I just added some layers cut with my paper trimmer, sponged with some distress ink, and then stitched. For the polka dot layer, I added a punched border for a little fancy edge.
You can't really tell in the photo, but I added some wee little pearls to the centers of some of my flowers for a little extra dimension. I think this little image is just as sweet as can be! Well, that is all for my little card today, but I am hoping that you are going to play along with us at Power Poppy for our day of challenges to celebrate World Card Making Day! There are prizes to be won.....just sayin'! Make sure you link up your card on the Power Poppy site AND the Splitcoast Stampers site to double your fun! Here is wishing you a wonderful day today, and I hope you get to spend it crafting to your heart's content! Until next time, take care and I am so happy you could stop by today for a visit!
Supplies: Paper-Classic White card stock from Flourishes, Naturals White card stock from Stampin' Up! and patterned papers from Authentiques' Essentials Collection 6x6 paper pad and My Mind's Eye's Lost & Found Market Street 6x6 paper pad; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black ink, Ranger Distress ink in Antique Linen, Papertrey Ink's Chai ink; Dies-Spellbinder's die sets in Romantic Rectangles and A2 Matting Basics A; Other-SU!'s Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, SU! ribbon and pearls, Atyou Spica Clear Glitter pen, and these Copic colors- R30, R32, R35, R37, R39, E70, E74, E77, E79, W00, W0, W1, and W3.